Deja vu? Lambert reportedly quits at Norwich
It seems following and writing about the Villa is becoming even more of a full time job, as it has broken in the last hour or so that Paul Lambert has reportedly quit his role at Norwich, clearing the way for him to take charge at Villa Park.
If this all seems familiar then cast your mind back to last summer, where a certain Mr McLeish walked out on the Blues, before winding up at Villa a short while later. It appears that Norwich wouldn’t let Lambert speak to us, and the story first broke by the Sun, has now been picked up by a number of outlets and journalists on Twitter and the like. Here are a few quotes from the article in the Sun, and you have to imagine there is some truth in this, regardless of what you may think about the quality of that particular news outlet. Either way I guess we’ll find out soon enough.
‘The raging boss wanted out once it became clear the Canaries were digging their heels in, adamant they would not even let him hear what Villa had to offer.
SunSport can reveal Villa identified the former Borussia Dortmund midfielder as the steely character required to shake up the Midlanders before Roberto Martinez declared he was staying at Wigan.
Lerner feels Lambert is the young, aggressive and ambitious boss Villa need after two miserable years.’
Lambert has been a favourite from early on, and despite all the Solksjaer madness and the Martinez links, it seems the club were set on Lambert for a while. There is talk that his rolling contract comes to an end today, but I’m guessing that would be renewed and it appears that we’d have to pay some kind of compensation. At least this time it’s going to go towards a manager that the majority are happy with, or at least happier with.
I think this has the potential to be a really good appointment and hopefully it all runs smoothly now. I saw a tweet from a journalist who says he is a really good mix of styles, he can have a laugh and be friendly, and he also won’t take any messing around….exactly what we need. He’s a strong man with a fantastic pedigree as a player, and is one of the more promising managers in British football.
Hopefully he’ll be finding his way to B6 soon enough.